Day: September 25, 2007

House of Bishops: stories and reactions

Episcopal leaders, pressured to roll back their support for gays to keep the world Anglican family from crumbling, affirmed Tuesday that they will “exercise restraint” in approving another gay bishop.

The bishops also pledged not to approve an official prayer for blessing same-gender couples and insisted a majority of bishops do not allow priests to bless the couples in their parishes.

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The resolutions via EpiScope

In accordance with our Lord’s prayer and A159 and Great Commission and in gratitude for the Holy Spirit’s gift of reconciliation, we offer the following…with

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Piecing it together

The House of Bishops is preparing to receive the resolutions from the drafting committee. Bishop Wayne Wright of Delaware is currently reading the first of

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Station break

If you are new to the Episcopal Café and have dropped in to read about the House of Bishops meeting with the Archbishop of Canterbury

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Saying too much?

Update: closing session getting underway. When the House of Bishops reconvenes, it will vote on a resolution of “seven or eight” bullet points written in

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What’s for lunch?

We are not going to report on the lunch menu being offered to the House of Bishops, although in terms of news value, it would probably rank third or fourth in the day’s developments. The Presiding Bishop has been invited to visit the Diocese of South Carolina, which is a surprise, and Bishop Jeffrey Steenson told the bishops why he was leaving the Episcopal Church to become a Roman Catholic. We are ranking lunch behind those developments, but above the airing of grievances about border crossings by bishops from other provinces.

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God’s work on the Gulf Coast

One benefit of holding the House of Bishops meeting, which concludes today, in New Orleans, was to focus attention on the Church’s participation in rebuilding the Gulf Coast in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. This story from The Boston Globe focuses on the efforts of the Rev. Jane Bearden of the Diocese of Massachusetts.

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